Market Rates Insight Names Wartels New National Sales Director

Banking Research Firm Names New Sales Exec for Web Research Portal.

San Anselmo, CA, August 20, 2008 --( Market Rates Insight (MRI,, a leading research firm that tracks rates for deposits, loans, and fees to help financial institutions price with precision, today announced the appointment of Wyatt Wartels to the newly created position of National Sales Director.

In his new role, Wartels will be responsible for building business relationships with financial institutions, educating them about MRI’s new subscription-based Web research portal, My Rates Insight (MyRI™). Wartels also will work with current subscribers to show them how to get more from Market Rates Insight’s research and the new MyRI portal. Wartels will report to Dan Geller, Executive Vice President at MRI.

Wartels brings more than a decade of sales experience to Market Rates Insight. Most recently he served as an account executive with Parkside Lending LLC, a regional mortgage lender headquartered in San Francisco. Wartels also has worked as an account executive with GreenPoint Mortgage.

“Wyatt’s experience in the mortgage and lending industries is ideal training for selling MRI’s competitive financial market rate data,” said Rick Barham, CEO and founder of Market Rates Insight. “We are offering something new and exciting for the financial community with our interactive research portal, and Wyatt has the kind of entrepreneurial spirit and consultative approach that will help our subscribers get the most from their MyRI pricing reports and tools.”

About Market Rates Insight

For more than two decades, Market Rates Insight (MRI) has been helping subscribers price with precision by providing banks, thrifts, credit unions, and other financial institutions with accurate market intelligence on deposits, loans, and fees. MRI uses deposit surveys, mortgage and consumer loan surveys, fee and feature studies, scanned ads, new product alerts, and market share and money fund reports to give subscribers the intelligence they need to profitably react to emerging trends. MRI’s products include customized, web-enabled market research tools that report on rates, as well as online searchable databases, gauges, alerts, and dashboards that aggregate key client data to provide real-time views on how they stack up against market competitors.

Market Rates Insight is located in San Anselmo, California. For more information, see


For more information contact:

Rick Barham
Market Rates Insight

Tom Woolf
Woolf Media Relations
(415) 259-5638
Market Rates Insight
Tom Woolf